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A Great Year for Collection Growth

Posted May 20, 2015

In 2012 TRC created the Mercury Recovery Index (MRI). The index compares the amount of mercury recovered each year in percentage terms as compared to an index base year, which in most cases has been set at 2007 to match...

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TRC Announces 2015 Big Man On Planet Competition

Posted Apr 16, 2015

Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) has announced the fourth annual Big Man On Planet (BMOP) competition begins May 1st, in partnership with Heating Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International...

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A Simple Question to Help Keep Mercury out of Our Environment

Posted May 28, 2015

Are you aware that many thermostats manufactured prior to 2006 contain mercury? Are you aware that a mercury thermostat contains at least 1,000 times more mercury than today’s standard compact fluorescent light bulb? ...

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